Mr. Carro, Bayer Leverkusen is moving into the final of the Europa League. When you took over as manager in 2018, you said: I want the club to win titles, I want us to be among the best 20 clubs in Europe. Did you seriously believe at the time that you could achieve these goals? Of course I believed it. But perhaps I was too aggressive in setting external goals at the beginning. Every defeat is held up to you publicly like a mirror. Oh, didn’t you want to become a champion? they say. But I was very sure that there was a lot of potential in this club.

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